The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 15-17 | Columbus, OH

November 15-17 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

OCALICON History


What is it?

OCALICON is hosted by OCALI – The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence. Established by Ohio state legislation in 2005, the agency's mission is to inform public policy, consult and collaborate with both state and national partners, and research, develop, and deploy best practices.

OCALICON is the manifestation of this mission, connecting people from across Ohio, the nation, and around the world with ideas, strategies, and practices for improving the outcomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, sensory disabilities, or low-incidence disabilities across the lifespan.

Since 2007, almost 14,000 participants from all 50 states and 16 countries have participated.

Past keynote and featured speakers include:

History
  • Peter Gerhardt
  • Temple Grandin
  • Zach Anner
  • Kim Peek
  • Cathy Pratt
  • Ed Trevathan
  • Ann Turnbull
  • Joanne Gerenser
  • Joe Steffy
  • Paula Kluth
  • Kathleen Quill
  • Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher
  • Dan Habib
  • Tamara Morgan and Alex Truesdell
  • Connor Griffin
  • Daniel Oppenden
  • Ami Klin
  • Dani Bowman
  • Emily Rubin
  • Tim Harris
  • Patricia Wright
  • Barry Prizant
  • Michelle Garcia Winner